Dish Ends Carriage Dispute, Adds HBO Max, HBO, Cinemax Access to Satellite TV Subs

Dish Network July 29 announced it is making the HBO Max streaming platform, as well as HBO and Cinemax, available to satellite TV subscribers nationwide through a new agreement with WarnerMedia. For a limited time, Dish is offering subs a 10-day free preview of HBO and Cinemax from Aug. 6 through August 15.

Ever since AT&T acquired Time Warner, creating WarnerMedia, Dish has been at an impasse regarding carriage agreements for the latter’s premium networks HBO and Cinemax. As a result, the two have been unavailable to Dish subscribers — until now.

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Dish customers can subscribe to the ad-free Max option for $12 per month for up to 12 months when they subscribe by Oct. 27. The standard rate is $14.99 per month. The subscription includes access to the entire HBO service and Max Originals. Dish subs can also subscribe to Cinemax for $10 per month. Subs get three live channels, including Cinemax, 5-Star Max and More Max, as well as access to thousands of movies on demand.

“Today’s launch with Dish is a key addition to our distribution strategy for the platform,” Scott Miller, EVP of business and legal affairs for WarnerMedia, said in a statement.

This summer, Max features the first film in the “Music Box” series, Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage; the new comedy special Tig Nataro: Drawn; returning series “Back on the Record With Bob Costas”; a new documentary series, “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump”; and a new season of “Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys” from HBO Sports and NFL Films.

Subs can also catch up on the Emmy-nominated Max Original series “The Flight Attendant” and “Hacks” ahead of their anticipated second season premieres. This fall brings new limited series “Scenes From a Marriage,” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and the anticipated third season of Emmy Award-winning series “Succession.”

On-demand HBO and Cinemax content requires an internet-connected Dish Hopper or Wally. Access to the Max app requires a compatible streaming device and internet connection.

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